McLeods / Red Sour Ale 6.6% - 500ml Bottle
This beer began life as a Red Saison then was tucked away in retired Pinot Noir barriques from Marlborough NZ for over a year. McLeod's added a mixed culture of bacteria and selected yeasts resulting in this gem. Expect bright red fruits, lemon and complex spice on the nose with soft funk from the yeast expression. On the palate, smooth-yet-intense sourness opens to rich malt, caramel, oak and earthy complexity. The finish is long and equally complex. Drink now or tuck into your cellar - this beer should age for years to come before becoming more funky with time.